Obama immigration amnesty to include middle school dropouts

Neil Munro
The Daily Caller

Administration officials confirmed on Tuesday that they have expanded the White House immigration policy for younger illegals to include low-skill immigrants who have not completed middle school or high school.

The shift adds roughly 350,000 low-skill immigrants to the Department of Homeland Security policy, which was initially portrayed as including only 800,000 people under the age of 31 when it was announced by President Barack Obama in a Rose Garden statement on June 15.

The inclusion of middle school dropouts clashes with Obama’s portrayal of the illegal immigrants as skilled workers, scientists and entrepreneurs.

“Imagine you’ve done everything right your entire life — studied hard, worked hard, maybe even graduated at the top of your class — only to suddenly face the threat of deportation,” Obama said on June 15, after criticizing Congress for not passing the DREAM Act.

One reason Congress did not pass the bill is because it is unpopular among voters, especially amid current, high-unemployment rates.

To downplay what conservatives call a de facto amnesty, officials have labeled the policy as a “consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals.”

The White House policy provides a two-year amnesty from immigration-related law enforcement, plus a work permit. The decision vaults the illegal immigrants ahead of many foreigners who have applied to legally work in the United States…

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